Monday, October 16, 2006

War of the camps 1985

"The War of the Camps was a subconflict within the Lebanese Civil War in which Palestinian refugee camps were besieged by the Shiite Amal militia. Amal Fighters in Shateela refugee camp below.

Sometimes described as being Muslim versus Christian, the Lebanese Civil War was actually a multifaceted conflict in which there was nearly as much intraconfessional violence as there was violence between Muslims and Christians. The War of the Camps was one of several of these small wars fought between members of the same religion, although of different sects. The conflict itself can be compared to the Lebanese Forces, a primarily Christian Maronite group, attacking Michel Aoun's Christian controlled Lebanese army."

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